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County Primary Competition

On Tuesday Abby, Ella and Gary went to Clickamin’s Athletics track to compete in the Primary County competition. The events to compete in were: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, Sack Race, Shuttle Relay, Long Jump, High Jump and Cricket ball throw. Our school cluster was joined with Whiteness, Nesting and Scalloway. Ella and Gary competed in the 800m race. Gary found it easy and Ella found it quite hard. Gary came in 5th place and Ella came in 9th place. They next event was 100m sprint heats. We all competed in it Gary came 2nd in his heat Abby came 2nd and Ella came 3rd. Abby got into the final but she came 4th. The Sack Race was next Ella got 1st place and Gary got 6th place. Next was the Cricket ball throw Abby got 1st place and Gary got 5th place. After that was the 200m race but nobody competed in that. Next was the High Jump/Long Jump Gary came 6th in the High Jump and 2nd in the Long Jump. Ella came 5th in the High Jump and 3rd in the Long Jump. Abby came 5th in the High Jump. Next was 400m race. Gary came 2nd, Abby came 4th and Ella came 6th. The last event was the Shuttle Relay Gary and Abby were in the Central Mainland team. Our team came 2nd. Over all Tingwall came back with 7 medals all together! Over all in the Central Mainland team we came back with 10 medals!

It was really fun and over all we did quite well!





By Ella, Gary and Abby (P7)

Democracy Topic

As part of our Democracy Topic, we are running our own mock election. We have 4 different political parties running to try to win the election for the new Shetland Parliament.

These parties are:

  • Shetland Democratic Party
  • Shetland Intelligence Party
  • Shetland People Party
  • Better Shetland Party

We will be campaigning around school over the next few weeks. Our election will be held on Thursday 29th May.

Keep checking our blog for campaign speeches, information, videos and press releases!


The Apprentice Board Game Challenge

P567 decided to do something a little different at the end of term. We decided that we would have a day spent like an “Apprentice” Challenge.

We were split into Cooperative Learning groups to form our teams. We had to decide who was our Project Manager and then split our teams into sub teams: the Advertising Team and the Design Team.

We had to do market research to find out what board games people would like to buy or what are their favourite types of board games. We asked members of staff, the P12 pupils and the P345 pupils.

We then had to decide our board game name and what it would be about.

The Design Teams then started to create our board games by using cardboard, printing question cards, making dice and using paint to make it colourful and bright.

The Advertising Team had to create a poster and then write an TV commercial to advertise their product. They then used props, the spare classroom, iMovie on an iPad and some of their group members, to create the advert. We all think iMovie is a great app for filming as our adverts look amazing! We definitely want to use iMovie again!

Click the links below to see our adverts:

Help Santa

Save the Presents

Reindeer Hunt

Christmas Eve Mayhem

Logo Business Quiz

Christmas Cracker

We then presented our adverts and board games to the P345 class. They also got a chance to play some of our games. They all had really nice things to say about our board games!